On Wednesday 22 March, several Confetti students attended the premiere of their brand new TV show, Space 2, at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema.
The project, which has been aptly name after the location it was filmed in, is the cumulation of weeks of planning and an entire day of filming. Directed by Chris Rogers (Level 3 Film & TV tutor), the production provided students the opportunity to practice the skills learned on their respective courses. This included lighting, audio capture, mixing, filming, set building and more.
The premise of the show is centred around championing up and coming Nottingham-based musicians and includes live performances from the featured artists. Each artist performed two songs, followed by an interview from the show’s presenters.
Reflecting on the pilot episode, tutor and director, Chris Rogers said:
“I was really impressed by the professionalism that all of the students showed. Their ability to rise to the occasion and deliver high quality production values across the board was a pleasure to behold. The set up and management of the show by the different teams involved was done to a very high standard, and both the self governance and how they all embraced the collaborative nature of the production was impressive and demonstrated the potential of the unique environment at Confetti. Almost more than anything, I personally liked how much everyone involved enjoyed themselves, which is perhaps ultimately why they did so well.”
Space 2 to appear on Notts TV
Another person clearly impressed with the student’s work on the new show is Notts TV’s Channel Manager, Chris Breese. Having watched the pilot episode just after its premiere at Broadway Cinema, the Notts TV boss now plans to broadcast it on the channel in early May, with hopes of including it in regular rotation in the future.
When asked for his thoughts and feedback on the show, Chris Breese said:
“Everyone at Notts TV was really looking forward to seeing the finished show and it’s a massive achievement. The acts, interviews and production are all a really high standard.“We’re now planning to broadcast it to the Notts TV audience in May. People will really appreciate the hard work and talent which has gone into it and we owe a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone involved.”
Planning episode 2
Following on from the success of the pilot, talks are already underway between Chris and the team of students for a second episode of Space 2, with ambitions the project will eventually develop into a full season of content. It’s hoped that filming for the new episode will begin in May time.
If you’re interested in studying and working in the television and film industry, start your creative journey today and explore our media courses.
On the back of an overly positive first impression with Notts TV’s Channel Manager, Chris Breese, Space 2 will get its television debut on Monday 8 May. The 1 hour pilot episode will be available to watch on channel Freeview channel 7, and will be part of a larger broadcast schedule showing throughout the day. A massive congratulations to all the students involved on this outstanding achievement.